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Timeline and Events (#3481, #3611, #3618, #3636)
I would like to be able to assign a timeline to any thought. Say I have James Dean in my Brain. I would like to click on a timeline icon to activate that thought's timeline. Browse through his biography, with events that may or may not be connected to other thoughts.

The next level of complexity would be able to select two thoughts with timelines and combine them, automatically color coding the different timelines so they are easy to distinguish.
Timeline and Events (#3481, #3611, #3618, #3636)
Will the Timeline also eventually represent Thought creation/modification date? I use TheBrain to store and review knowledge. It would be great to be able to wake up and to see what Thoughts I created the day before. Even better if I can scroll back to the week before, and gradually load more and more, reaching back until the beginning of my Brain.
Timeline and Events (#3481, #3611, #3618, #3636)
Appreciate your thoughts Matt. Multiple timelines solves the problem of cluttering one timeline with too much information, and dividing temporal information into appropriate chunks (history of x). If I want to review the history of Cuba, it is much more effective for me to see that particular timeline instead of one general timeline where for any period (say the 20th century) there would be many many dates.

This is again from the perspective of someone who uses TheBrain and would therefore use the timeline historically, which is currently not what is catered for. Please do consider that there are many of us who use TheBrain in this way.

A next level of awesomness would be able to overlap two seperate timelines so you can see the overlapping patterns if you want!
Timeline and Events (#3481, #3611, #3618, #3636)
I would see it very useful to have multiple timelines per brain: one for the history of psychology, one for the history of cuba, one for the life of James Dean, etc. It would make sense to be able to determine the beginning and end dates (if there is one) for each timeline. Also, the ability to set the appropriate unit of time (days, months, years, decades, centuries, etc) could keep down the processing load.

Timeline export could indeed be interesting, especially if you can export to other familiar formats, or some kind of html code!


Timeline and Events (#3481, #3611, #3618, #3636)
Great example of historical timeline here:

http://www.simile-widgets.org/timeline/

Could it maybe be possible to create custom timelines we can access seperately, the length of which we would be able to determine ourselves (i.e. 15000 B.C.- 2017 A.D)? Searching for a solution here!
Brainstorming: How can TheBrain better represent visual data?
Hi everyone,

Thought it would be a good idea to have one thread where we can centralize our thoughts about a topic that interests many of us: how to use TheBrain to visualize the links between our thoughts.

enkidu posted here about the shortest path: http://forums.thebrain.com/post/mindmap-expanded-view-options-8446536

Here I suggested MindSnaps to compare images of TheBrain over time: http://forums.thebrain.com/post/compare-mindsnaps-8443283

What about you, what do you think?

Best,

M
Mindmap / Expanded view options (#3633)
Yes. Visual visual visual. Statistics remain text.
What is the Timeline for?
Cerebrum wrote:
Like some other users here, I thought that the Timeline could be used to display historical events over a very long time span but events are not displayed for periods of time greater than one year. Too bad. There are many types of date information that I would like to store in TheBrain and display in a timeline covering centuries, e.g. dates for the birth and death of famous people, works of art and literature, monarchs and other rulers, wars and political events, and the development of various scientific, technological and cultural ideas.  It would be great to see all these different types of Event-Thoughts on a single timeline, color-coded by Type, with the option to filter which types are displayed. I could see implicit connections (around the same time, in the same cultural context) and make explicit connections by linking the thoughts. Potentially very powerful, and perhaps even useful ... [wink]


My brain is very similar [smile]
What is the Timeline for?
+1 for a historical timeline and not just a dynamic calendar.
Wander
The delightful wandering-in-the-forest-mushroom-discovery analogy here is brilliant.
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